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Review: This week’s releases put guns in questionable hands Special

This week’s releases include a return to a familiar neighbourhood; an intriguing action sci-fi; several character seeking revenge; and confused identities.

Uproar as Albania to dam Europe's 'wildest river'

- "This river will bury the living and the dead," sighed Enver Vasilaj, 93, standing by the Vjosa, one of Europe’s last wild waterways, which runs uninterrupted from its source in northwest Greece to the Adriatic Sea.

Rusty boat maintains a lifeline in war-torn Ukraine

Tarasovka - A rusty boat crossing a calm river in separatist east Ukraine is all that enables hundreds of people living in rebel-held territory to pick up pensions and vital supplies from the government side.

Molasses spill triggers alert in El Salvador

Sansalvador - A molasses spill in a river in El Salvador from a sugarcane processing plant has triggered an alert by authorities worried about the effect on fish and people along the waterway.The civil protection service issued the alert after 3.

TIFF 2015: Director and actor go with the flow in ‘River’ Special

Writer/director Jamie M. Dagg and actor Rossif Sutherland discuss the challenges of shooting in Laos while attending the TIFF world premiere of Dagg’s feature film debut, ‘River.’

Freak storm suggested as cause of China ship sinking

Jianli - Rescue personnel on the Yangtze River in China recovered the body of a three-year-old child on Saturday, bringing to 431 the number of bodies recovered from last week's cruise ship sinking.

Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

Six-year-old girl eaten by piranhas after Brazil canoe capsize

A six-year-old Brazilian girl has died after being eaten alive by piranhas when she fell into the river she was canoeing along on January 27. The piranhas tore all the flesh from her legs.

Pharmaceutical firm dumps polio virus into Belgium river

Rixensart - Staff working at a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) facility dumped more than 45 liters of concentrated live polio into the water at a Belgian treatment plant earlier this month.

Boy finds ancient Chinese sword in river

Shanghai - An ancient sword has accidentally been discovered by an 11-year-old boy playing in a river in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

Op-Ed: Go canoe & white-water rapids along the Tuolumne River of CA Special

San Francisco - Part of its outreach as an environmental advocacy non-profit, The Tuolumne River Trust provides opportunities for education and expedition along the river, which stretches for 149 miles-

Antibiotic resistant gene found in Chinese river

An antibiotic resistance gene has been detected in wastewater treatment plants in northern China, according to a new report. The discovery could trigger a rise in antimicrobial resistance and hence a health threat.

Photo Essay: Winter in Jilin, China Special

Jilin - In the northeast of China, Jilin City is divided by a river that is bordered by colorful buildings which look even more wintery in their first cover of snow.

Metro-North passenger train derails in NYC; 4 killed, 67 injured

New York - A Metro-North passenger train derailed just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning and reportedly several carriages plunged into the Hudson River. Four people have been killed and 67 have been injured, according to the most recent update.

13-year-old German girl and her Shetland pony rescued from swamp

Cloppenburg - The girl had taken her pony out on Sunday afternoon, but her parents became worried when she failed to return home on time. Local police went searching and found the girl trying to rescue her pony from a muddy swamp near a river.

Photo Essay: Li Shui, China Special

My first glimpse of China was at Li Shui, southwest of Shanghai, where I began teaching children at a private Chinese school.

Passengers jumped into Thames from London Duck Tours fire (video)

London - Thirty tourists were forced to jump off a burning London Duck Tour amphibious craft into the River Thames as it sank on Sunday. While cold and wet, nobody was severely hurt.

Photo Essay: Boating along the River Thames Special

Henley On Thames - Possibly one of the most picturesque and quaint parts of the River Thames is the stretch between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.

Second body found in Hudson River

New York - Authorities claim that the second body has been discovered and pulled from the Hudson River. They found the body near where a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man went missing after a boat crash near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

1,000 dead ducks found in Chinese river after pig clean up

Meishan - As the clean up of around 16,000 pig carcasses nears its end in southwest China's Sichuan province, now 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from the Nanhe River in Meishan City, Pengshan County.

Even a hike in January can provide a scenic view of Tennessee Special

Tennessee is ripe with beautiful lakes, streams, rivers and natural areas perfect for a weekend hike, with perhaps some of the best lying half way between Nashville and Knoxville.

New bride falls into river and drowns at wedding photo shoot

Montreal - She wanted to be photographed in her wedding dress one last time, but as the newlywed bride posed beside the Ouareau River in Quebec, she lost her footing on the slippery rocks and was swept away by the river current.

Chemicals from personal-care products in US rivers and lakes

The first major review of freshwater lakes, rivers and streams in Minnesota has found evidence of pollutants and chemicals which have originated from personal-care products.

Rabid beaver attacks boy scouts leader in New York river

Delaware - A rabid beaver attacked a 51 year old Scout leader in Eastern Pennsylvania on August 2nd. The beaver bit the man on the leg, buttocks, torso and hand.

Crack team of Chinese officers rush to rescue sex doll from river

Shandong - Police in Shandong China received a call reporting that a body was floating in one of the province's rivers on July 11. The Shandong police dispatched a team of their finest officers to recover the body that turned out to be an inflatable sex doll.

Man's car stolen while he saves drowning girl

Moscow - An act of heroism leads to a stolen car in Moscow. A man who witnessed a car crash jumped out of his car to save a drowning woman and, upon his return, found his car had been stolen.

158th Boat Race halted by protester in the Thames

Oxford and Cambridge were going neck and neck until suddenly the Cambridge boat stopped. They had spotted the head of a person swimming in the Thames right near Oxford's oars. The video of the incident is going viral on many news sites.

Bandera RiverFest splashes the Texas hill country Special

Bandera - Along the cypress-lined banks of the Medina River, the annual Bandera RiverFest held Saturday at City Park featured a wide range of family events including an anything-that-floats river parade, live music, BBQ cook-off, kayak races, and more.

Alberta tar sands mining tied to increased downstream carcinogens

Edmonton - New research shows increased levels of some carcinogenic chemicals associated with oil sands mining along Canada’s Athabasca River and discredits industry and government long-held claims of natural sources being responsible.

China's Three Gorges Dam has 'urgent' environmental problems

Shanghai - Environmental deterioration in the Three Gorges Dam region of China is forcing the government to acknowledge “urgent problems” which include landslides, seismic activity, relocations of citizens, and biodiversity loss.
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There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
There are several areas that create mini waterfalls along Little Hurricane Creek and Burgess Falls.
The word swan is derived from Old English swan  akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedis...
The word swan is derived from Old English swan, akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedish svan, in turn derived from Indo-European root swen (to sound, to sing).
The glacial melt-off from Mount Cook becomes a river
The glacial melt-off from Mount Cook becomes a river
A coyote watches me me closely as I do the same.
A coyote watches me me closely as I do the same.
Li Shui Foreign Languages Experimental School by a river in southeast China
Li Shui Foreign Languages Experimental School by a river in southeast China
Many waterways have been polluted by microbeads.
Many waterways have been polluted by microbeads.
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Ducks on the bank of the canal  early in the morning as the sun comes up.
Ducks on the bank of the canal, early in the morning as the sun comes up.
A duck enters one of the woodland rivers at Leeds Castle.
A duck enters one of the woodland rivers at Leeds Castle.
The Kananaskis River  one of the smaller rivers we had to get across.
The Kananaskis River, one of the smaller rivers we had to get across.
Streams  creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
Streams, creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
The river flows northeast
The river flows northeast
Manatee s seen in Kings Bay
Manatee's seen in Kings Bay
A river running alongside Kingston University  with a man fishing.
A river running alongside Kingston University, with a man fishing.
Stunning waterfalls in Croatia
Stunning waterfalls in Croatia
Video Capture of a street falling into a sinkhole in Siqueira Mendes  in the St. John neighbourhood ...
Video Capture of a street falling into a sinkhole in Siqueira Mendes, in the St. John neighbourhood in Abaetuba, northeastern Pará.
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Fishermen relax beside the gate
Fishermen relax beside the gate
Salmon River
Salmon River
A roundabout river which empties into the Detroit River at both ends
A roundabout river which empties into the Detroit River at both ends
Looking down at the river.
Looking down at the river.
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